Tennis Star

When I was in 7th grade, I joined the JV Tennis team at school.  I don’t think I have to say it, because for those of you who know me well, you know I’m not very talented athletically.  But for those of you don’t know me too well, sports are not my specialty.  At all.

So the season went by, match after match, I never got to play.  I would do some scrimmages, but my coach wouldn’t ever let me play a real game.

Then the day came.  The two coaches coordinated and matched players up to people who were at about the same level.  My coach said he had someone in mind and that I was going to play a singles match.

Well,  I was stoked!  First match of the season, probably my last at the rate it was going, so I knew I had to make this one count.  Then my coach introduced me to my opponent. I’m not quite sure how to say this correctly, so I’m just going to spit it out.

She was mentally challenged.

My mom told me to let her win.

Here I am, the only game I get to play all season, and my mom wants me lose.  On purpose.

Judge me, hate me, call me prideful, call me rude.  But I couldn’t do it.  Probably should have.  But didn’t.

So that was my experience playing tennis.  I didn’t come back the next season.

3 replies
  1. Jesslyn
    Jesslyn says:

    That is the best story I have heard all week.
    I absolutely love it.

    I played tennis in high school.
    I am as athletic as a rock.

    I feel your pain.


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